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    • Oral history interview with Virginia Gilbert Mattson, 1999

    • 1999-01-09
    • Documents Virginia "Ginny" Gilbert Mattson's early life; her service with the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1944 to 1946; and her involvement in WAVES National beginning in the late 1980s.

      Mattson...
    • WV0014 Virginia Gilbert Mattson Papers
    • [Ethel Palma in New Guinea, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Ethel Palma seated outside the Allied Officers Club in Port Moresby, New Guinea, 1944.
    • WV0022 Ethel LeBlanc Palma Papers
    • [WACs in New Guinea, 1944]

    • 1944
    • WAC friends and coworkers of Ethel LeBlanc Palma read mail in New Guinea, 1944.
    • WV0022 Ethel LeBlanc Palma Papers
    • [Three WACs in New Guinea, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Three WACs, possibly including Ethel LeBlanc Palma, are seated at a table outdoors, while a native, probably of New Guinea, stands behind them, 1944
    • WV0022 Ethel LeBlanc Palma Papers
    • [Mary Jane Vaughn DeWan with brother and cousin in New Guinea, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Army Nurse Mary Jane Vaughn DeWan with her brother (right), a member of the U.S. Navy, and her cousin Don Lozer (left), stand outside the nurses quarters in New Guinea, ca. 1944. She is wearing the brown and white striped seersucker field hospital...
    • WV0027 Mary Jane DeWan Papers
    • [10th Station Hospital Nurses, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Mary Jane V. DeWan, first row on the left, and the 10th Station Hospital nurses at Oro Bay or Finschhafen, New Guinea, in 1944. The group is likely wearing the tropical shirtwaist and pants.
    • WV0027 Mary Jane DeWan Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Jane DeWan, 1999

    • 1999-01-28
    • Documents Mary Jane DeWan's pre-war nurse's training; her service in the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) in the South Pacific from 1943 to 1945; and her life and career following World War II.

      DeWan briefly discusses her nursing training before...
    • WV0027 Mary Jane DeWan Papers
    • Oral history interview with Helen Bonner Eshelman, 1999

    • 1999-02-17
    • Documents Helen Bonner Eshelman's education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (WC, now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, UNCG) during the Depression; her service in the South Pacific as a dietitian for the...
    • WV0039 Helen Bonner Eshelman Papers
    • [Julia Hill Gunn at Naval Training School gate, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Julia Hill Gunn (right) and a fellow WAVE pose beside the sign indicating the "U.S. Naval Training School (W-R) Main Gate" at Hunter College in 1945. Both women wear short-sleeved uniforms with navy blue ties and "S" armbands.
    • WV0060 Julia Hill Gunn Papers
    • [Julia Hill Gunn with flag, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Julia Hill Gunn poses as guidon bearer, holding the flag pole at an angle and her other arm behind her back, outside a brick building at Hunter College in 1945.
    • WV0060 Julia Hill Gunn Papers
    • [Regiment 31 at the U.S. Naval Training Station in Bronx, NY, 1944]

    • 1944
    • WAVES Regiment 31 marches in Building I at the U.S. Naval Training Station in Bronx, New York, where they are completing boot camp in the spring of 1944. All women wear dark uniforms, black and white hats, and white gloves.
    • WV0067 Elizabeth C. Hickcox Papers
    • [Graduation photo of Cooks and Bakers Class XI, 1944]

    • 1944-09-29
    • A formal group photo upon the graduation of the Cooks and Bakers Class XI at the U.S. Naval Training Station in Bronx, New York on September 29, 1944. Elizabeth C. Hickcox is in the center of the back row. The women pictured are: Alice Reed, Glenda...
    • WV0067 Elizabeth C. Hickcox Papers
    • [Red Cross workers at Mardi Gras, circa 1946]

    • 1946-02
    • Dorothy Coley (right) and friends, including fellow Red Cross members in uniform, celebrate the first Mardi Gras after World War II in New Orleans, Louisiana, in February 1946.
    • WV0117 Dorothy Coley Papers
    • [Army nurses outside tent in New Guinea, 1943]

    • 1943-02
    • Army nurse Janet Froome and fellow servicewoman Ada Bridge stand outside their "home," a tent in New Guinea, in February 1943. Bridge holds two stuffed koala bear toys.
    • WV0120 Janet Froome Papers
    • [Janet Froome in front of her tent, 1943]

    • 1943-02
    • Janet Froome poses in front of her tent in New Guinea in 1943. On the back of the photo she has written,"'Angel of Mercy' New Guinea style."
    • WV0120 Janet Froome Papers
    • [Shirley Van Brakle with gas mask bag, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Shirley Van Brakle wears a gas mask in its bag while attending basic training at Halloran General Hospital on Staten Island, New York, in 1943. Behind her is a wire course used in live fire training.
    • WV0221 Shirley Van Brakle Papers
    • [ANC unit in formation at Halloran General Hospital, 1943]

    • 1943
    • An Army Nurse Corps unit stands in formation during basic training at Halloran General Hospital on Staten Island, New York, in 1943. They are wearing the blue service uniform with garrison cap.
    • WV0221 Shirley Van Brakle Papers
    • [Shirley Van Brakle in hospital uniform, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Shirley Van Brakle, in the ANC seersucker hospital uniform, stands beside a stair railing at Halloran General Hospital in Staten Island, New York, in 1943.
    • WV0221 Shirley Van Brakle Papers

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